Black strappy top by Bravissimo with built in bra bought years ago, worn and now been lying in drawer as no longer fits. It is very short in body ~32.2cm back down centre measure and about 34.5cm measuring down centre in front, these measurements exclude straps. It is well used in past but still can be worn by somebody who loves strappy tops. Band is stretchy. I felt insecure with these straps as usually would wear bras with wider straps.
Nothing too impressive here, bought at sale price as I was curious about it. I usually don't mind having my bra straps showing under strappy tops, as long as they're not hideous or boring (sometimes I even incorporate a bra with a matching/contrasting colour into my outfit, to make it interesting if it does peek out)
Pretty much does what it says on the tin, basically it's a stretchy strappy top with a padded bra inside. The bra itself is nothing special; it's too wide for my root, the band is a little too big/stretchy (ideally I would need a 28 band in this), and the wired gore ends ...about halfway up the cups, just like in the Panache Sports Bra (5021). The bit between the gore and the upper edge of the fabric sometimes folds over itself in a weird way and creates a little pocket between my boobs. Tightening the straps doesn't make a difference, really. The seams in the padding are visible through the top.
The shape it gives is alright. It okay in terms of support; there's lift, but the boobs are left to a natural teardrop type of shape.
Anyway, it's quite comfortable, and is suitable for lounging or casual outings like on the beach and similar places. I wouldn't exactly wear it for work or evenings out when I want to look my best (as in not a slouch), when I have bras that give a much better shape. Read more 136 more words
White strappy top by Bravissimo with built in bra. Bought years ago, worn few times and been forgotten in drawer as i just didnt get on well with it. Cups were really roomy, made my breasts look bigger than they are, but straps didnt make me feel secure as usually i wear bra with wider straps. It is longer in body than black one i've listed and did cover my tummy, measures 43cm down back and 48cm down centre front, not including straps. Band stretchy. As the top is white it has some light discolouration from antiperperant in underarm area. I havent tried to use a bleach or similar, it might work. I believe still plenty of wear in it for somebody who loves strappy tops.